Dec 23, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) reacts to a scored against the Washington Wizards during the fourth quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Nikola Jokic won his first MVP award after getting the most votes. Joel Embiid, who was one of the top candidates for the award, expressed his disappointment at not getting it.

“It’s disappointing, because as a player you work hard for moments like this. But then again, it’s out of my control. There’s nothing I can do about it. I just gotta come out every year and just be ready to do my job,” the star of the Philadelphia 76ers said.

Most recently, the Cameroonian center exploded with 40 points and 13 rebounds for the Sixers in a second round series-tying win over the Atlanta Hawks.